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Man arrested after stabbing of security guards, high-speed chase

County police arrested a Baltimore man Sunday on charges of stabbing two Annapolis Mall security guards who suspected him of shoplifting.

Terrell A. Webb, 29, of the 4900 block of Palmer Ave. was charged with two counts each of first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, theft and several traffic violations. He was arrested at a gas station near the mall eight hours after the stabbings.

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Zachary Gibbs, 19, one of the guards, was wounded in the back and thigh and was treated at Anne Arundel Medical Center and released. Leanna Maurer, 46, the other guard, was stabbed in the hand but refused medical treatment, police said.

Police said a man walked into Hecht's at Annapolis Mall just before 9: 30 p.m. Saturday, gathered up nine items of clothing and took them into a fitting room.

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When he left, security guards noticed that he had only six items of clothing in his hands and a bulge around his waist. Gibbs and Maurer followed the man to the parking lot, police said.

When they identified themselves as security officers, he pulled a knife and slashed at them.

The man ran to a silver Nissan Maxima and sped away with the headlights off. Two county officers patrolling the mall lot saw the car run two stop signs. As they followed to stop it, the car sped north on Generals Highway, forcing other vehicles off the road, police said.

The car hit a traffic barrel just north of Epping Forest Road, spun out and hit a curb. The driver got out and ran into the woods toward Sherwood Forest, police said. Officers used a helicopter and dogs in an unsuccessful search for him.

Just after 5: 30 a.m. Sunday, Officer Richard Mauk saw a man fitting the suspect's description walk into the Exxon station at West Street and Jennifer Road. Police arrested the man.

County police arrested a 35-year-old-man Sunday on charges of impersonating a police officer and trying to sell drugs to an off-duty county officer and a friend at a Mayo restaurant.

Mark Edward Kaplan of no fixed address was charged with impersonating an officer and drug distribution. Police also seized his car, a 1985 Mercury Marquis, and $11.

Anne Arundel Officer Richard Gross and Hugh Triggs, a retired Washington officer, were at the Bayside Inn in the 1200 block of Mayo Road about 2 a.m. when a man struck up a conversation with them, police said.

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The man said he was a Washington officer, then that he was an Anne Arundel officer, but he had no identification to prove he was either, police said. Then he told Gross and Triggs that he had something to "make you feel better" and offered to sell them a Valium tablet for $25.

Triggs told the man they were interested and followed him to his car while Gross called police. Outside, the man showed Triggs a prescription bottle of other medicine and said he would sell it for $4 a pill, police said.

Triggs detained the man until Officer Frank Tewey arrived and arrested him. Police searched the car and reported finding other prescription medicines in the ashtray.

County police have issued a warrant for the arrest of a 23-year-old Annapolis man on charges of assaulting an officer who had stopped him for speeding.

Kacy D. Queen, 23, of the 200 block of Bowie Ave. has been charged with first- and second-degree assault, resisting arrest, reckless endangerment, fleeing and eluding, and driving with a suspended license.

The officer, Mark Ottey, suffered minor bruises and was treated at Anne Arundel Medical Center and relased.

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Police said Ottey was checking for speeders with a radar gun on Admiral Drive near Old Admiral Court just after 11 a.m. Friday when he clocked a 1997 Toyota going 43 mph in a 25 mph zone.

Ottey pulled the car over, checked the man's license and learned that he might have been wanted on other charges under another name. Police did not specify what charges or what other name.

When Ottey went back to the car and asked the man to take off his jacket so that he could check for a tattoo, the man threw his car in reverse. Ottey grabbed the man by the collar and tried to draw his gun, but the man sped up and turned the car, throwing Ottey off, police said. The man then sped away.

Police searched the area for the man but did not find him.

County police stopped a car Friday in Odenton for not having a light on the license tag, arrested the passenger on drug charges and seized $100 and the car. The driver was not charged with anything.

William Carl Schetrompf, 30, of the 8900 block of River Island Drive in Savage was charged with possession of crack cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Officer Michael Cox spotted a 1984 Plymouth Horizon without a tag light on Charter Oaks Boulevard about 9 p.m. and stopped the car near Town Center Boulevard, police said. When he checked the identification of the driver and passenger, he found the passenger was wanted for failure to appear in court and arrested him, police said.

Cox searched the man, found three small bags of crack cocaine and a pipe in a cup he was holding.

Police Log

Odenton: Someone cut the passenger window of a 1995 Jeep Wrangler between 11: 35 p.m. and 11: 40 p.m. Sunday while it was parked in front of Cluck U Chicken in the 1800 block of Annapolis Road and stole a 4-month-old Rottweiler with rust-colored legs, chest and torso. The dog answers to the name Nino.

Pub Date: 5/20/97


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